26th January  2003, Volume 9, Issue 28

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Fighting the economic war

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By Suranimala

While a sense of urgency has gripped the opposition to oust the government targeting the peace process and the rising cost of living, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe last week directed his troops to counter attack by launching a peace offensive and work out a strategy to alleviate the living conditions of the people.

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President Chandrika Kumaratunge, chief guest at the opening of the Hatton National Bank’s plush new head office on Friday in conversation with
Chairman of the bank Chryshantha Cooray, Managing Director Rienzie Wijetileka and Director Harry Jayawardene. (Below) Industries minister Rohitha Bogollagama
and PA MP Anura Bandaranaike in serious conversation over a drink at the reception that followed the  opening while deputy mayor  Azath Sally and former MP Samson Silva are engaged in a separate conversation

Photo: Asoka Fernando


CBK set to diss­olve parliament

President Chandrika Kumaratunga is considering the dissolution of parliament and going for a snap general election before the donor conference scheduled for June in Japan, it is reliably learnt.

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Spotlight

A question
of trust

By Frederica Jansz

The Public Trustee Department, designed to serve as the custodian of monies and property bequeathed in the last will and testament of deceased persons, is further evidence that even the wishes of the dead are no longer honoured by a society plagued with corruption.

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